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by Aaron Copland
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Dance Symphony by Aaron Copland (1900-1990). The composer conducting the London Symphony Orchestra, Recorded in London in 1969 and part of Columbia's "Copland Conducts Copland" series of recordings. Three movements: (1) Introduction: lento; molto allegro, (2) Andante moderato, (3) Allegro vivo. Transfer from the original Columbia stereo LP MS 7223 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Copland, Dance, Symphony, LSO
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by Aaron Copland
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Appalachian Spring, a ballet by Aaron Copland. The Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Serge Koussevitzky. This is the premier recording of Appalachian Spring, dating from 1945, the year following the ballet's first performance. Conductor Artur Rodzinski commissioned Copland to write an orchestral suite from the ballet score. Koussevitzky and the BSO promptly made a recording. Note that there are four performing versions of Appalachian Spring: 1944 (13-player complete), 1945 (orchestral...
Topics: Appalachian, Copland, Koussevitzky, Boston, 78
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by Aaron Copland
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Short Symphony (Symphony No.2) by Aaron Copland (1900-1990). The composer conducting the London Symphony Orchestra, Recorded in London in 1969 and part of Columbia's "Copland Conducts Copland" series of recordings. This is the premier recording for this work. Transfer from the original Columbia stereo LP MS 7223 by Bob Varney. 
Topics: Copland, Symphony, Columbia, LSO
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by Alexander Borodin
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Alexander Borodin. Polovtsian Dances from the opera Prince Igor. Arrangement by Stokowski. Leopold Stokowski conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra. Recorded in Camden, NJ on April 29,1925. Transfer and restoration from Victor #6514. This was the second orchestral electrical recording ever made and was issued in September, 1925. The flip side was "In the Village" from the Caucasian Sketches by Ippolitov-Ivanov. Transfer by Bob Varney.
Topics: Borodin, Polovtsian, Stokowski, Philadelphia
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by Alexander Glazunov
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Alexander Glazunov: Scenes de Ballet: VI Danse Orientale. Leopold Stokowski conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra. Recorded May 2, 1927 in the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. Victor 1335 B. Transfer by Bob Varney.
Topics: Gazunov, Danse, Orientale, Stokowski, Philadelphia
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by Antonin Dvorak
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Cello Concerto in B Minor, Op.104 by Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904). Janos Starker (1924-2013), cello with Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Walter Susskind. Recorded in London in 1956. Transferred from the original Angel stereo LP S 35417 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Cello, Concerto, Dvorak, Starker, Philharmonia, Susskind
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by Antonin Dvorak
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Symphony No.9 in E minor, Op. 95, "From the New World" (1893) by Antonin Dvorak (1841 - 1904). George Szell (1897 - 1970) conducting the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. Recorded in Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1937. Transferred and restored from the original Victor 78 set DM 469. (Note that when this recording was made, this symphony was identified as No. 5.) Transfer by Bob Varney. Note: This item was re-recorded in August 2018 to achieve better sound quality.
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Topics: Dvorak, Szell, Czech Philharmonic, Symphony, 78 New World
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by Antonin Dvorak
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Symphony #9 in E Minor "From the New World", Op. 95 by Antonin Dvorak. Leopold Stokowski conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra. Oboe solo in the 2nd movement by Marcel Tabuteau. The first electrical recording of this symphony. Recorded in Camden, NJ on May 14 & 15, October 6 & 7, and December 8, 1925. Released on separate discs as 6565, 6566, 6567, 6568 & 6569. Later combined as a set as M1. Transfer and restoration by Bob Varney.
Topics: Dvorak, Symphony #9, New World, Stokowski, Philadelphia
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by Antonin Dvorak
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Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No.9 "From the New World", Op.95. Leopold Stokowski conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra. Recorded October 5 & 8, 1927 at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. The recording includes a short explanation of the symphony's themes by Stokowski with Artur Rodzinski at the piano. In four movements: Adagio - Allegro molto, Largo, Scherzo: Molto vivace, and Allegro con fuoco. Victor 6565 - 6569 in set M-1. (Victor used the same numbers for the 1925 recording of...
Topics: Dvorak, Symphony, Stokowski, Philadelphia
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by Antonin Dvorak
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Symphony No. 9 "From the New World" by Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904). Jose Iturbi, conducting the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Recorded in 1941. Transferred and restored from the original Victor 78 set DM-899 by Bob Varney. Jose Iturbi was much better known in the mid-20th century then now. He was a pianist, composer, conductor, and film star. Sadly, his only biography appears to be a based on a collection of Wikipedia articles. He deserves better.
Topics: Iturbi, Victor, Dvorak, Symphony, New World
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by Antonio Bazzini
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Dance of the Goblins (La Ronde des Lutins) by Antonio Bazzini. Jascha Heifetz, violin. Andre Benoist, piano. Recorded December 19, 1917 in Camden, New Jersey. Heifetz was just 16 years old when he made this recording and had just had his American debut at Carnegie Hall a month before on November 7th. An acoustic recording. Transferred from the original 12" one-sided Victor disc 74570 by Bob Varney. A 1922 Victor catalog lists this recording for $1.75. That would be $24.70 in 2015 dollars.
Topics: Goblins, Heifetz, Bazzini, Victor, Benoist, 78
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by Aram Kachaturian
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Symphony No. 3 (Symphony - Poem) by Aram Kachaturian (1903-1978). Leopold Stokowski (1882-1977) conducting the Chicago Symphony. Released in 1969. By then, Stokowski had been making recordings for 52 years. Transfer from the RCA stereo LP LSC-3067 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Kachaturian, symphony, Stokowski, RCA
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by Aram Kachaturian
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Symphony No.2 (The Bell Symphony) by Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978). The composer conducting the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Khachaturian's wartime symphony gets major league treatment from London in this 1962 stereo recording. Transferred from the original London LP CS 6323 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Khachaturian, Vienna, London
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by Aram Kachaturian
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Violin Concerto in D (1940) by Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978). The composer conducting the Bucharest Symphony Orchestra. Claire Bernard, violin. Recorded in January, 1965, presumably in Bucharest. Ms.Bernard was only 18 at the time of this recording. Having won prizes for her performances beginning at age 12, she moved on to recordings, but eventually shifted her attentions to teaching. Transferred from the Philips "World Series" stereo LP PHC 9046 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Khachaturian, Violin, Bernard, Bucharest
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by Aram Khachaturian
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Concerto for Piano & Orchestra (1936) by Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978). William Kapell, piano with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Serge Koussevitsky conducting. Kapell (1922-1953) died tragically in a plane crash returning from an Australian tour. At the time, he was already recognized as perhaps the greatest American-born pianist. Recorded in 1946. Transferred and restored by Bob Varney from the original RCA Red Seal 78 set DM1084.
Topics: Kapell, Koussevitsky, Khachaturian, Piano, Concerto
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by Aram Khachaturian
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Gayne - Ballet (excerpts) by Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978).  Artur Rodzinski (1892-1958), conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Recorded November 17&18, 1947. RCA Victor DM 1212. (1) Awakening and Dance of Ayshe (2) Dance of the Rose Maidens (3) Lullaby (4) Sabre Dance. Transfer from the original RCA 78 set by Bob Varney.
Topics: Khachaturian, Gayaneh, Gayne, Rodzinski, CSO
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by Aram Khachaturian
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Gayne Ballet by Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978). Jansug Kakhidze conducting the Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra. This recording is billed as the "first recording of complete ballet". However, this is the composer's 1957 revision, not the original 1942 version. Recorded by Melodiya in Moscow in 1978. Released in the USA by Columbia as Masterworks M3 35195 in 1979. Transfer from the original stereo LP by Bob Varney.
Topics: Gayne, Khachaturian, Ballet, Melodiya, Columbia
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by Artur Rodzinski, conducter
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Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18 by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943). Gyorgy Sandor (1912-2005), piano. Artur Rodzinski (1892-1958) conducting the Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of New York (The New York Philharmonic). Recorded January 2, 1946 in Carnegie Hall. Transfer from the original Columbia 78 set MM-605 by Bob Varney. Re-recorded April 2019 for improved sound.
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Topics: Rachmaninoff, Sandor, Rodzinski
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by Bach - Mendelssohn
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Schweitzer Plays Bach & Mendelssohn. Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965), organ. This great humanitarian of the 20th century was also a gifted  Bach scholar and organist. From the 30's through the 50's, he recorded for Columbia and Phillips. This record (one of several in a series) dates from 1955 and was recorded at the Parish Church in Gunsbach, Alsace, France. Transfer from the original mono Columbia LP ML 4602 by Bob Varney.  
Topics: Bach, Mendelssohn, Schweitzer, Columbia, organ
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by Basil Rathbone
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Robin Hood as written by Ralph Rose. Basil Rathbone (1892-1967) as Robin Hood. Chorus directed by Tudor Williams. Brass chorus directed by James Stagliano. The supporting cast includes Raymond Lawrence as a delightfully wicked Sheriff of Nottingham; Jay Novello as Will Stutley; Ramsay Hill as Friar Tuck; Tom Collins as Allan-A-Dale; John Goldsworthy as Much; Marvin Miller (perhaps the best-remembered of this group of players) as Little John; Joy Harrington as Maid Marian, the only female voice...
Topics: Robin Hood, Rathbone, Columbia, 78
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by Basil Rathbone
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Sinbad the Sailor. Adapted, directed and conducted by Ralph Rose. Basil Rathbone (1892-1967) as Sinbad. Peggy Sanford as Scheherazade. Recorded in 1948. Transfer from the original Columbia 3-record 78 set MM-767 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Sinbad, Scheherazade, Ralph Rose, Rathbone, Peggy Sanford, Columbia, 78m
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by Beethoven
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Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 19. William Kapell (1922-1953), piano with Vladimir Golschmann conducting the NBC Symphony Orchestra Recorded June 24, 1946. Originally issued as a 78 set, but this transfer from RCA Victor mono LP LM-9026. Kapell died tragically in a plane crash returning from an Australian tour. At the time, he was already recognized as perhaps the greatest American-born pianist. Transfer from LP by Bob Varney.
Topics: Beethoven, Piano Concerto, Kapell, Golschmann
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by Beethoven
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Beethoven; Symphony No. 8 in F Major. Arturo Toscanini conducting the NBC Symphony Orchestra. Recorded in April 1939 in New York City in Studio 8H of Rockefeller Center. Transfer from the original 78 set, RCA DM 908 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Beethoven, Toscanini, Symphony, 78
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by Beethoven
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Beethoven: Symphony #7 in A major, Op. 92. Leopold Stokowski conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra. Recorded April 6, 15 and 25, 1927 at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. In four movements: vivace, allegretto, presto meno assai, and allegro con brio. Victor 6670-74. (Later Victor M-17 as a set.) Did you know that Stoky never recorded a complete Beethoven symphony cycle? Transfer by Bob Varney.
Topics: Beethoven, Symphony, Stokowski, Philadelphia
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by Beethoven
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Beethoven: Six Bagatelles, Op. 126 and Fantasia in G minor, Op. 77. Artur Schnabel, Piano. Recorded in London on January 13 & 14, 1937. Transfer from the Angel LP COLH-66 "Great Recordings of the Century". (Side 2. Side 1 is posted separately.) Transfer by Bob Varney.
Topics: Beethoven, Schnabel, Bagatelle, Fantasia
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by Beethoven
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In 1822 Anton Diabelli wrote a simple waltz and sent copies out to fellow composers requesting each one to pen a variation on his piece. Beethoven eventually responded to him; not with one, but 33 variations. Hans Richter-Haaser at the piano in this circa 1964 recording for Seraphim (Angel). Transferred from the original stereo LP S-60027 by Bob Varney. Diabelli Variations Var. I. Alla marcia maestoso Var. II. Poco allegro Var. III. L'istesso tempo Var. IV. Un poco più vivace Var. V. Allegro...
Topics: Diabelli, Beethoven, Variations, Richter-Haaser
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by Beethoven
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Beethoven: Seven Bagatelles, Op. 33 and Bagatelle in A minor "Fur Elise". Artur Schnabel, piano. Recorded in November, 1938. Transfer from the Angel LP COLH 66 "Great Recordings of the Century". (Side 1; side 2 is posted separately.) Transfer by Bob Varney.
Topics: Beethoven, Schnabel, Bagatelle, Elise
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by Beethoven
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Arturo Toscanini conducting the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Recorded in 1937 at Queen's Hall, London. Transfer from the original 78 RPM RCA Victor set M-417. (Re-recorded with a new transfer posted 1/3/17.)
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Topics: Beethoven, Toscanini, Symphony No. 6, classical, historical, 78
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by Beethoven
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Piano Concerto No.4 in G Major, Op. 58 by Beethoven. Clifford Curzon, piano with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Hans Knappertsbusch. Recorded circa 1953. Transfer from the original London mono LP LL-1045 by Bob Varney.
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Topics: Piano, Concerto, Beethoven, Curzon, Vienna, Knappertsbusch, London
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by Beethoven
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Beethoven: Symphony #7 in A major, Op. 92. Leopold Stokowski conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra. Recorded April 6, 15 and 25, 1927 at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. In four movements: vivace, allegretto, presto meno assai, and allegro con brio. Victor 6670 â 74. (Later Victor M-17 as a set.) Historical note: Stoky never recorded a complete cycle of Beethoven symphonies. Transfer by Bob Varney.
Topics: Beethoven, Symphony, Stokowski, Philadelphia
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by Beethoven
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When Anton Diabelli composed a simple waltz in 1822, he sent out copies to fellow composers with a request to each for a variation on his piece. Eventually, Beethoven responded with not one, but 33 variations. Diabelli got much more than he bargained for. Hans Richter-Haaser ((1912-1980) performs here on the Seraphim stereo LP S-60027. The recording dates from around 1964. Transferred from the LP by Bob Varney.
Topics: Diabelli, Beethoven, variations, Haaser
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by Beethoven
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Beethoven. Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67. Arturo Toscanini conducting the NBC Symphony Orchestra. In four movements: Allegro con brio, Andante con brio, Allegro, Allegro. Recorded in 1939 in studio 8H at Rockefeller Center in NYC. (Studio 8H is now home to "Saturday Night Live") Transfer from the original Victor 78 set: M-640 by Bob Varney.
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Topics: Beethoven, Toscanini, Symphony, 78
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by Bela Bartok
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String Quartet No. Six by Bela Bartok. The Tatrai String Quartet: Vilmos Tatrai, first violin, Mihaly Szucs, second violin, Jozsef Ivanyi, viola, Ede Banda, violincello. Recorded in 1967. Transfer from the Dover stereo LP HCR-ST-7274 by Bob Varney.
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by Bela Bartok
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String Quartet No. Five by Bela Bartok. The Tatrai String Quartet: Vilmos Tatrai, first violin, Mihaly Szucs, second violin, Jozsef Ivanyi, viola, Ede Banda, violincello. Recorded in 1967. Transfer from the Dover stereo LP HCR-ST-7274 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Bartok, Quartet, Tatrai
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by Bela Bartok
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Violin Concerto No. 2 by Bela Bartok (1881-1945). Isaac Stern (1920-2001), violin with the New York Philharmonic conducted by Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990). Recorded on January 26th, 1958 at Columbia's 30th St. Studio in New York City. Transfer from the original Columbia Masterworks stereo LP MS 6002 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Bartok, violin, Stern, Bernstein, New York Philharmonic, Columbia
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by Benjamin Britten
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Four Sea Interludes, Op.33a and Passacaglia, Op.33a (both from the opera Peter Grimes) by Benjamin Britten (1913-1976). The interludes are named: Dawn - Sunday Morning - Moonlight - Storm. André Previn conducting the London Symphony Orchestra. Recorded in London in 1976 in stereo/quadraphonic. Transferred from the original Angel LP S-37142 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Interludes, Grimes, Passacaglia, Britten, Previn, Angel, quadraphonic
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by Benjamin Britten
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Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, Op.13 by Benjamin Britten (1913-1976). Sviatoslav Richter, piano with the English Chamber Orchestra conducted by Benjamin Britten. Recorded in London in 1971. Transfer from the original London stereo LP CS 6723 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Richter, Britten, Piano, Concerto
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by Benjamin Britten
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Sinfonia da Requiem, Op.20 by Benjamin Britten (1913-1976). Andr é Previn conducting the London Symphony Orchestra. Recorded in London in 1976 and it's a stereo/quadraphonic recording. Transfer from the original Angel LP S-37142 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Britten, Previn, London Symphony Orchestra, quadraphonic
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by Benjamin Britten
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Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op.15 by Benjamin Britten. Mark Lubotsky, violin with the English Chamber Orchestra conducted by Benjamin Britten. Recorded in London in 1971. Transfer from the original London stereo LP CS 6723 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Violin, Britten, Lubotsky
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by Benjamin Britten
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The Prodigal Son. Music by Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) and libretto by William Plomer (1903-1973). Vocals by Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, Bryan Drake and Robert Tear. This was the third of three Church Parables by Britten. That is, scaled down operas designed for performance in a church setting. Recorded in the UK in May 1969. Transfer from the original London stereo LP OSA 1164 by Bob Varney. 
Topics: Britten, Plomer, Prodigal, opera
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by Benjamin Godard
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Lullaby (Berceuse) from the opera Jocelyn by Benjamin Godard (1849-1895). John McCormack, tenor. Fritz Kreisler, violin. Vincent O'Brien, piano. Recorded in New York City on March 25, 1914. Transferred from the original Victor (Victrola) 12" 78 single-sided disc 89106 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Lullaby, Berceuse, Godard, McCormack, Kreisler, Victor, 78
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by Benny Goodman
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Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert. Benny Goodman (1909 - 1986). This famous and important 1938 jazz concert was actually not recorded for commercial release. But it was finally released in 1950 and went on to be the first million seller in the LP format and the first double album ever issued. This transfer comes from the 1963 25th anniversary reissue OSL-160. For details of all performers, visit Wikepedia "The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert". Transfer from the original Columbia...
Topics: Goodman, Carnegie, Jazz, Concert, Columbia
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by Berlioz
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Les Nuits D'ete (Summer Nights) Op. 7. Poems by Thomas Gautier set to music by Hector Berlioz. Eleanor Steber, soprano with the Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Dimitri Mitropolous conducing. Recorded in January, 1954. Transfer from the original Columbia LP ML 4940.Transfer by Bob Varney.
Topics: Les Nuits D'ete, Columbia, Steber, Mitropolous, Berlioz
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by Bohuslav Martinu
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Piano trio No. 3 in C major by Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959). Performed by the Foerster Trio: Ales Bilek, piano; Frantisek Pospisil, violin; Vaclav Jirovec, cello. Recorded at the Supraphon Studios in Prague in 1965. Transfer from the Supraphon mono LP SUA 10698 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Trio, Martinu, Foerster, Supraphon
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by Bohuslav Martinu
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String Quartet No. 3 by Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959). The Panocha Quartet: Jiri Panocha, violin; Pavel Zejfart, violin; Miroslav Sehnoutka, viola; Jaroslav Kulhan, cello. Recorded at the House of Artists, Prague, Czechoslovakia November 26 & 27, 1982. Transfer from the original Supraphon stereo LP 1111 3309 G by Bob Varney.
Topics: String, Quartet, Martinu, Panocha
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by Bohuslav Martinu
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String Quartet No. 2 by Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959). The Panocha Quartet: Jiri Panocha, violin; Pavel Zejfart, violin; Miroslav Sehnoutka, viola; Jaroslav Kulhan, cello. Recorded at the House of Artists, Prague, Czechoslovakia November 26 & 27, 1982. Transfer from the original Supraphon stereo LP 1111 3309 G by Bob Varney.
Topics: String, Quartet, Martinu, Panocha
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by Bohuslav Martinu
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Inventions, H.234 by Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959). The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vaclav Neumann. Emil Leichner, piano. Recorded at the House of Artists in Prague March 3 & 4, 1977. Transfer from the original Pro-Arte / Supraphon stereo LP PAL-1006 by Bob Varney.  
Topics: Martinu, Neumann, Leichner, Supraphon
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by Bohuslav Martinu
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Symphony No. 4 by Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959). The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vaclav Neumann. Recorded at the House of Artists in Prague from August 23 - 26, 1977. Transfer from the original Supraphon stereo/quadraphonic LP 1410 2771/2 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Martinu, Neumann, Czech, Supraphon, Symphony
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by Bohuslav Martinu
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String Quartet No. 7 by Bohusalv Martinu (1890-1959). The Vlach Quartet: Karel Vlach, Vaclav Snitil, Josef Kod'ousek, Viktor Moucka. Recorded in Prague circa 1962. Transfer from the original Supraphon stereo LP 50424 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Martinu, Quartet, Vlach
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by Bohuslav Martinu
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Symphony No. 5 by Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959). The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vaclav Neumann. Recorded at the House of Artists in Prague from September 25 - 28, 1978. Transfer from the original Supraphon stereo/quadraphonic LP 1410 2771/2 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Martinu, Neumann, Symphony, Czech, Supraphon
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by Bohuslav Martinu
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Bergerettes (Piano Trio) by Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959). Performed by the Foerster Trio: Ales Bilek, piano; Frantisek Pospisil, violin; Vaclav Jirovec, cello. Recorded at the Supraphon Studios in Prague in 1965. Transfer from the Supraphon mono LP SUA 10698 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Bergerettes, Piano, Trio, Martinu, Foerster
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by Bohuslav Martinu
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Symphony No. 1 by Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959). The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vaclav Neumann. Recorded at the House of Artists in Prague from February 8 - 15, 1977. Transfer from the original ProArte / Supraphon stereo LP PAL-1006 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Martinu, Neumann, Symphony, Czech
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by Bohuslav Martinu
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String Quartet No. 6 by Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959). The Panocha Quartet: Jiri Panocha, violin; Pavel Zejfart, violin; Miroslav Sehnoutka, viola; Jaroslav Kulhan, cello. Recorded at the House of Artists, Prague, Czechoslovakia from March 31 thru April 3, 1981. Transfer from the original Supraphon stereo LP 1111 2845 G by Bob Varney.
Topics: Martinu, Quartet, Panocha
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by Bohuslav Martinu
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String Quartet No. 4 by Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959). The Panocha Quartet: Jiri Panocha, violin; Pavel Zejfart, violin; Miroslav Sehnoutka, viola; Jaroslav Kulhan, cello. Recorded at the House of Artists, Prague, Czechoslovakia December 16-18, 1980. Transfer from the original Supraphon stereo LP 1111 2845 G by Bob Varney.
Topics: Martinu, Quartet, Panocha
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by Bohuslav Martinu
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Symphony No. 3 by Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959). The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vaclav Neumann. Recorded at the House of Artists in Prague from October 14 - 18, 1977. Transfer from the original Supraphon stereo/quadraphonic LP 1410 2771/2 by Bob Varney.  
Topics: Martinu, Neumann, Symphony, Supraphon
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by Bohuslav Martinu
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Symphony No. 2 by Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959). The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vaclav Neumann. Recorded at the House of Artists in Prague from January 9 - 14, 1976. Transfer from the original Supraphon stereo/quadraphonic LP 1410 2096 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Martinu, Symphony, Neumann
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by Bohuslav Martinu
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Symphony No. 6 (Fantaisies Symphoniques) by Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959). The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vaclav Neumann. Recorded at the House of Artists in Prague from January 9 - 14, 1976. Transfer from the original Supraphon stereo/quadraphonic LP 1410 2096 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Martinu, Neumann, Supraphon, Czech
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Concerto No. 5 in B-flat for Piano and Orchestra, H.366 by Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959). Ales Bilek, piano. The Prague Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jindrich Rohan. Recorded in Smetana Hall, Prague, August 29-31, 1977. Transfer from the ProArte stereo LP PAL-1034 by Bob Varney. (Originally issued by Supraphon as 1110-2338 in 1979.)
Topics: Martinu, piano, concerto, Rohan, Bilek
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String Quartet No. 5 by Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959). The Janacek Quartet: Jiri Travnicek, Adolf Sykora, Jiri Kratochvil, Karel Krafka. Recorded in Prague circa 1962. Transfer from the original Supraphon stereo LP 50424 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Martinu, Quartet, Janacek
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by Borodin
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Polovtsian Dances 1 - 4, In the Steppes of Central Asia by Alexander Borodin. Dimitri Mitropoulos conducting the Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of New York. From the 1954 Columbia LP CL 751. The May 29, 1954 issue of Billboard listed this album as # 10 on the classical charts. Transfer by Bob Varney from the original mono LP.
Topics: Borodin, Mitropoulos, Columbia, Polovtsian, Steppes
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by Bunny Berigan
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Bunny Berigan Plays Again. Bunny Berigan (1908-1942), trumpet with the Bunny Berigan Orchestra. These tracks were recorded in 1937 & 1938 and reissued in 1952 in this "Treasury of Immortal Performances" set. The 1937 recording of "I Can't Get Started" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1975. Transfer from the RCA Victor two-record 7" extended play 45 rpm set EPBT 1003 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Berigan, trumpet, 45, jazz
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by C.A. Bracco
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Serenata for Voice & Orchestra (Memories of a Concert) by C.A. Bracco. Enrico Caruso, tenor. (Caruso is given a credit for composition on the label.) C.A. Bracco was a mandolinist, violinist, composer and conductor. He was best known for his works for the mandolin. Josef Pasternack conducts the orchestra here in this aucustic recording made on September 11, 1919 in Camden, NJ. Transferred from the original Victrola 12", one-sided 78 88628 by Bob Varney.  
Topics: Caruso, Bracco, Victrola, Serenata, 78
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by Camille Saint-Saens
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Piano Concerto No.2, Op.22 by Camille Saint-Saens. Philippe Entremont, piano with the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugene Ormandy. A 1966 stereo recording: Columbia ML 6178. Transferred from the original LP by Bob Varney.
Topics: Saint-Saens, piano, concerto, Entermont, Ormandy, Philadelphia, Columbia
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by Camille Saint-Saens
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Piano Concerto No.4 in C minor, Op.44 by Camille Saint-Saens. Philippe Entremont, piano with the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugene Ormandy. A 1966 stereo recording: Columbia ML 6178. Transferred from the original LP by Bob Varney.
Topics: Saint-Saens, piano, concerto, Entermont, Ormandy, Philadelphia, Columbia
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by Camille Saint-Saens
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Camille Saint-Saens. Dance Macabre. Leopold Stokowski conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra. Thaddeus Rich, violin solo. Transfer by Bob Varney from Victor 6505 issued in 1925. This was the first electrical recording issued of an orchestral performance. The sound in the lower frequencies is clearly improved over acoustic recordings, but, in this early example, there's not much happening above 4,000 Hz.
Topics: Saint-Saens, Macabre, Stokowski, Philadelphia
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by Camille Saint-Saens
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Piano Concerto #4 in C Minor, Op. 44 by Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921). Robert Casadesus, piano with the Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of New York conducted by Artur Rodzinski. Recorded October 29, 1944. An ad in the March 25, 1946 issue of Life magazine priced this recording at $3.50. That's the equivalent of $40.86 in 2012. Transferred and restored from the original Columbia Masterworks set MM 566. Transfer by Bob Varney.
Topics: Piano, Concerto, Saint-Saens, Casadesus, Rodzinski
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by Camille Saint-Saens
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Danse Macabre by Camille Saint-Saens. Leopold Stkowski leading the Philadelphia Orchestra with violin solo by Alexander Hilsberg. Recorded January 15, 1936 at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. Stokowski also recorded this work in 1925 and 1975. The 1925 recording was the first orchestral performance in America captured with the then new electrical recording process. This transfer comes from the original Victor Red Seal 12" disc 14162. Transfer by Bob Varney. 
Topics: Saint-Saens, Danse Macabre, Stokowski, Philadelphia, Victor
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by Carl Maria von Weber
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Overture to the opera Oberon by Carl Maria von Weber. Arthur Fiedler conducting the Boston "Pops" Orchestra. Recorded June 29, 1937. Transferred from the original Victor Red Seal 12" 78 disc 12043 by Bob Varney.
Topics: von Weber, Oberon, Fiedler, Boston, 78
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by Carl Maria von Weber
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Carl Maria von Weber: Invitation to the Dance, Op. 65. Orchestration by Stokowski. Leopold Stokowski conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra. Recorded May 2, 1927 at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. Transfer from Victor 6643. Transfer by Bob Varney.
Topics: Weber, Invitation, Dance, Stokowski, Philadelphia
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by Cesar Franck
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Panis Angelicus (Bread of Angels) by Cesar Franck (1822-1890). This work comes from the opening section of the hymn Sacris Solemniis by Saint Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274). Franck set the words for tenor voice, harp, cello and organ. In this performance, Leopold Stokowski conducts his own transcription for orchestra as performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra. Recorded December 30, 1935 at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. Transfer from the original Victor Red Seal set DM-300 by Bob Varney....
Topics: Panis Angelicus, Aquinas, Franck, Stokowski, Philadelphia, 78
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by Cesar Franck
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Symphony in D minor by C ésar Franck (1822-1890). Leopold Stokowski (1882-1977) conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra. Recorded December 30, 1935 and January 15, 1936 at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. Stoky recorded this symphony once before in 1927, but wanted another go at it because of the advances in electric recording technology. Transfer from the original Victor Red Seal 6-record 78 set DM-300 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Franck, Stokowski, symphony, 78, Philadelphia
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by Charles Dickens
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Mr. Pickwick's Christmas spoken by Charles Laughton (1899-1962) with music composed and conducted by Hanns Eislen. Transferred to LP, this remained a best seller for Decca long after being recorded in 1944. A fine job by Mr. Laughton, who I remember more for "Mutiny on the Bounty" (1935) and "Advise and Consent" (1962). Transferred from a copy of the original Decca 78 set DA 379 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Pickwick, Laughton, Eislen, Decca, Dickens
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by Charles Gounod
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Caruso: O merveille!...A moi les plaisirs from Act I of Faust by Charles Gounod. Accompanied by Marcel Journet. Recorded January 16, 1910 in New York City. Matrix No. C 8555-2. (C 8555-1 was held and never issued.) Originally issued as Victor 89039. Transfer by Bob Varney.
Topics: Caruso, Merveille, Faust, Gounod
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by Charles Ives
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Second Orchestral Set by Charles Ives (1874-1954). Leopold Stokowski (1882-1977) conducting the London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus (Chorus Master: Arthur Oldham). Recorded at Kingsway Hall, London on June 22-23, 1970. Transfer from the London "Phase 4 Stereo Concert Series" LP SPC 21060 by Bob Varney. The three movements are titled as follows: 1. An Elegy to Our Forefathers 2. The Rockstrewn Hills Join In the People's Outdoor Meeting 3. From Hanover Square North at the End of a...
Topics: Ives, Orchestral Set, London
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by Charles Ives
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Symphony No. 4 by Charles Ives (1874-1954). The American Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leopold Stokowski (1882-1977). Associate conductors: David Katz and Jose Serebrier. Members of the Schola Cantorum of New York, Hugh Ross, director. Ives composed this work in 1916, around the time Stokowski made his first acoustic recordings. Fifty years later, Stokowski conducted the premier performance of the symphony in 1965 and followed with this premier recording the same year. Transfer from the...
Topics: Ives, Stokowski, Symphony, Columbia
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by Charles Ives
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The Things Our Fathers Loved. A collection of 25 songs by Charles Ives from record III of the Charles Ives 100th Anniversary set of five records issued by Columbia Masterworks in 1974. Many are recorded here for the first time. Helen Boatwright, soprano and John Kirkpatrick, piano. Transfer from the original Columbia Masterworks stereo set M4 32504 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Ives, Anniversary, Songs, Boatwright, Kirkpatrick
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by Charles Ives
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The Celestial Country by Charles Ives. The Gregg Smith Singers with the Columbia Chamber Orchestra; Gregg Smith, Conductor. From the five-record set "Charles Ives the 100th Anniversary" issued by Columbia Masterworks in 1974. Ives composed this lovely work beginning in 1897 when he was 23 years old. It premiered in 1902 at the Central Presbyterian Church in NYC. This recording was made at Columbia University's St. Paul's Chapel in NYC in March, 1972. Transfer from the original...
Topics: Ives, Smith, Columbia, Celestial
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by Charles Ives
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Piano Sonata No. 1 (1902-1910) by Charles Ives (1874-1954). William Masselos (1920-1992), piano. Ives' sonata did not get a full performance in public until 1949 and Mr. Masselos was the artist. He is heard here in his 1967 recording of the work, his second. Transfer from the original stereo RCA Victor Red Seal LP LSC-2941 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Ives, Sonata, Masselos
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by Charles Ives
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Four works for chorus by Charles Ives (1874-1954). All four come from record II of the five-record set Charles Ives the 100th Anniversary issued by Columbia Masterworks in 1974. The Gregg Smith Singers with the Ithaca College Concert Choir. The American Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Leopold Stokowski. Recorded October 18, 1967 at the Manhattan Center in New York City. Transfer from the original Columbia Masterworks set M4 32504 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Ives, Stokowski, Smith, Columbia
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by Charles Ives
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The Many Faces of Charles Ives - Record One from the five-record set "Charles Ives the 100th Anniversary" issued by Columbia Masterworks in 1974. Transfer from the original Columbia Masterworks set M4 32504 by Bob Varney. Artists: Track 1: The New York Philharmonic conducted by Leonard Bernstein. Track 2: The New York String Quartet; Alvin Brahm, bass. Track 3: Chamber Orchestra conducted by Gunther Schuller. Track 4: Columbia Chamber Orchestra, Gregg Smith conducting. The Gregg Smith...
Topics: Ives, Columbia, Anniversary
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by Charles Ives
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Ives Plays Ives. Record four from the five record set "Charles Ives the 100th Anniversary" issued by Columbia Masterworks in 1974. These solo piano recordings were made in London and New York City in 1933, 1938 and 1943. The quality of the recordings varies considerably. Some of these pieces were being recorded (and issued here) for the first time. Transfer from the Columbia Masterworks stereo set M4 32504 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Ives, piano, Columbia
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by Chauncey Gray
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As Heard At The El Morocco. Chauncey Gray (1904-1984), Piano. Recorded in 1951. Transfer from "The Hit Record" four record 10" 78 RPM set H102 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Chauncey Gray, piano, 78
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by Chopin
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Piano Music of Chopin. Maryla Jonas (1911-1959), piano. This artist experienced tragedy and loss in WW II enough to end any career. Artur Rubinstein took her under his wing and in February 1946 she debuted in Carnegie Hall. This Columbia recording comes from the same year. Transferred and restored from the original Columbia Masterworks 78 set M-626. Transfer by Bob Varney.
Topics: Piano, Chopin, Jonas, Columbia
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by Claude Debussy
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Children's Corner Suite (abridged) by Claude Debussy (1862-1918). Leopold Stokowski (1882-1977) conducting the Stadium Symphony of New York (the New York Philharmonic). Recorded in New York City in 1959 using Everest Records' technique of using 35 mm film stock as a recording medium. There are only three of the six movements here as I believe this was filler for what is a mostly Prokofiev album. Debussy doesn't even get a credit on the album cover. Included are: Jumbo's Lullaby, Little Shepard,...
Topics: Debussy, Stokowski, Everest
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by Claude Debussy
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Claude Debussy: Prelude a l'âpres-midi d'un Faune (Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun). Leopold Stokowski conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra. Flute solo by William Kinkaid. Recorded March 10, 1927 in Philadelphia at the Academy of Music. Restored from the original 78 issue: Victor 6696. Transfer by Bob Varney.
Topics: Debussy, Stokowski, Philadelphia, Prelude, Faun
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by Claude Debussy
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Fifteen Piano Pieces by Claude Debussy (1862-1918). Walter Gieseking (1895-1956), piano. Recorded in 1954. Transfer from the original mono Angel LP 35026 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Debussy, Gieseking, piano, Angel
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by Cole Porter
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Songs of Cole Porter. Risë Stevens (1913-2013), mezzo-soprano with the orchestra conducted by Sylvan Shulman. Recorded in 1946. Transferred from the original Columbia 78 set M-630. Transfer by Bob Varney.
Topics: Stevens, Shulman, Porter, Columbia, 78
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by Constant Lambert
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Les Patineurs (The Skaters) - Ballet by Constant Lambert (1905-1951). Robert Irving (1913-1991) conducting the London Symphony Orchestra. Lambert adapted and arranged extracts from two operas by Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864) for this ballet score: L'Etoile du Nord and Le Prophete. Recorded in London circa 1953. Transfer from the original London mono LP LL 651 by Bob Varney.
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Topics: Lambert, Irving, Patineurs, Meyerbeer, ballet
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by César Franck
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Symphony in D Minor by César Franck (1822-1890). Paul Paray (1886-1979) conducting the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Part of Mercury Record's "Living Presence" series, this is one of the earlier recordings; a mono recording done with a single microphone. Recorded in Detroit in 1953. Transferred from the original mono Mercury LP MG-50023 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Mercury, Symphony, Franck, Paray, Living Presence
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by Darius Milhaud
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Concerto No.2 for Violin and Orchestra by Darius Milhaud (1892-1974). Andre Gertler, violin with the Prague Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vaclav Smetacek. Recorded in 1972 at the Smetana Hall in Prague. Transfer from the original Supraphon stereo LP 1 10 1120 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Milhaud, violin, concerto, Gertler, Smetacek
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by Dimitri Shostakovich
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Cello Concerto No.1 in E-flat major, Op.107 by Dimitri Shostakovich. Eugene Ormandy conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra. Mstislav Rostropovich, cello; Mason Jones, solo horn. Recorded November 8, 1959 at the Broadwood Hotel, Philadelphia. This is the second recording of the concerto, the first (also by Rostropovich) having been made only a month before in Moscow. Transfer from the CBS Records Masterworks Portrait LP MP 38750 by Bob Varney. (Originally released as MS 6124.)
Topics: Shostakovich, Rostropovich, Ormandy, Philadelphia, Cello
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by Dimitri Shostakovich
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String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 122 (1966) by Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). The Fitzwilliam String Quartet: Christopher Nowland and Jonathan Sparey, violins; Alan George, Viola; Ioan Davies, Cello. Released in 1978. The Fitzwilliam Quartet was the first group to record all 15 of Shostakovich's string quartets. The recording project won many awards and, in 2005, Gramophone magazine named it among the 100 Greatest Recordings. Transfer from the original L'Oiseau-Lyre stereo LP DSLO 28 by...
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by Dimitri Shostakovich
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String Quartet No. 13 in B flat minor, Op. 138 (1970) by Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). The Fitzwilliam String Quartet: Christopher Nowland and Jonathan Sparey, violins; Alan George, Viola; Ioan Davies, Cello. Released in 1975, this was the first recording in what would become the first complete recording of all 15 quartets. The recording project won many awards and, in 2005, Gramophone magazine named it among the 100 Greatest Recordings. Transfer from the original L'Oiseau-Lyre stereo LP...
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by Dimitri Shostakovich
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String Quartet No. 5 in B flat major, Op. 92 (1952) by Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). The Fitzwilliam String Quartet: Christopher Nowland and Jonathan Sparey, violins; Alan George, Viola; Ioan Davies, Cello. In three movements played continuously: Allegro non troppo - Andante - Moderato.  Released in 1978. The Fitzwilliam Quartet was the first group to record all 15 of Shostakovich's string quartets. The recording project won many awards and, in 2005, Gramophone magazine named it among the...
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by Dimitri Shostakovich
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String Quartet No. 14 in F sharp minor, Op. 142 (1972-73) by Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). The Fitzwilliam String Quartet: Christopher Nowland and Jonathan Sparey, violins; Alan George, Viola; Ioan Davies, Cello. Released in 1975, this was the first recording in what would become the first complete recording of all 15 quartets. The recording project won many awards and, in 2005, Gramophone magazine named it among the 100 Greatest Recordings. Transfer from the original L'Oiseau-Lyre stereo...
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by Dimitri Shostakovich
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Violin Concerto No.1, Op.99 by Dimitri Shostakovich. The Philharmonic Symphony of New York (The New York Philharmonic) conducted by Dimitri Mitropoulos. David Oistrakh, violin.Oistrakh gave the premier performance of this work in October, 1955 in Leningrad. Just over two months later, he made this premier recording in Carnegie Hall on January 2, 1956. Transfer from the original mono Columbia Materworks LP ML 5077 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Shostakovich, Oistrakh, Mitropoulos, violin, concerto
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by Dimitri Shostakovich
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Quartet No. 15 in E flat minor, Op. 144 (1974) by Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). The Fitzwilliam String Quartet: Christopher Nowland and Jonathan Sparey, violins; Alan George, Viola; Ioan Davies, Cello. In six movements linked together: Elegy :   Adagio   – Serenade :   Adagio   – Intermezzo :   Adagio   – Nocturne :   Adagio   – Funeral March :   Adagio molto   – Epilogue :   Adagio Released in 1976, Shostakovich assisted in the production of this recording before his...
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by Dimitri Shostakovich
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Chamber Symphony, Op.110a by Dimitri Shostakovich. (Transcription of Shostakovich's String Quartet No.8 for chamber orchestra by Rudolf Barshai.) I Musici De Montreal conducted by Yuli Turovsky. Five movements played without interruption: Largo, Allegro molto, Allegretto, Largo, Largo. Recorded in the Church of St. Pierre Ap ôtre, Montreal in August 1984. Transfer from the original Chandos LP ABRD 1120 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Shostakovich, Chamber Symphony, Turovsky
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by Dimitri Shostakovich
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Symphony No.1 in F major, Op.10 by Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). Leonard Bernstein conducting the New York Philharmonic. Recorded December 14, 1971 at Philharmonic Hall, New York City. Originally issued as Columbia Masterworks M-31307 in 1973. Transfer from the 1983 reissue CBS Records Masterworks Portrait stereo LP MP-38750 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Shostakovich, Bernstein, Symphony
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by Dimitri Shostakovich
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Symphony No.5, Op.47 by Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). Leopold Stokowski (1882-1977) conducting the Stadium Symphony Orchestra of New York (The New York Philharmonic). Recorded in New York City in October, 1958. Transfer from the original Everest stereo LP SDBR-3010 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Shostakovich, Stokowski, symphony, Everest